PIN is a collaborative venture and will help create an: 1) entrepreneurship ecosystem in Pakistan by identifying key actors, building institutional capacity, and creating an innovative connective network; 2) Mentor innovators through successive entrepreneurship stages and enable experimentation; and 3) Effect constructive change for the bottom of the pyramid through Harvard faculty and student ownership of specific projects.
Our goal for sparking social innovation is broader than our focus on Pakistan. We hope to engage in regional conversations and shared learning across South Asia and the developing world. We believe strongly that Harvard has unique convening capacity to align stakeholders to work on the world’s critical development problems.
PIN was selected for residency at the Harvard Innovation Lab in the spring of 2013.